Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 1, 8, 15, 22
This is a multi-session seminar and must be taken as a series.
Instructor: Daniel Asia
In four sessions we will look at works of art music from each of the decades of the latter half of the twentieth century. Our focus will be on the act and art of listening, and how to know what to listen for. We will explore the qualities of the music itself and strategies of understanding the music, bringing us deeper satisfaction and appreciation, and thus giving us a stronger relationship to the greatness expressed by the soul and mind of genius. Some works and composers will be familiar to you and some not: Copland, Bernstein, Messiaen, Brown, Stockhausen, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, Rzewski and Takemitsu, Berio, Adams, and Asia.